Knik V40 – 40L Backpack
Frameless and ultralight, made with extremely durable V40 fabric. If you are hard on your gear this is the option for you. This pack will have you floating down the trail like the Alaskan breeze it is named after.
Small: 16.2 oz
Medium: 16.8 oz
Large: 17.5 oz
42L total (size medium)
28L main body
4L extension collar
4L side pockets
6L back pocket
Height 18″ (bottom of pack to shoulder strap attachment point – extension collar adds 9″)
The pack itself can handle at least 35 lbs. Since it is a frameless pack, however, all that weight will be carried on your shoulders. Most folks like to keep the load around 20 lbs. in the Knik.
V40 – 420D Nylon with laminated 0.5 mil PET film. PET film is more waterproof and durable than PU coatings.
Bear Canister Fit
All standard bear canisters will fit standing on end (vertically).
To find the correct torso size, it is best to measure your torso length. The measurement will be most accurate using a flexible measuring tape and a friend to help. Measure torso length vertically from C7 vertebrae (the bump at the base of your neck) to the spot on your spine that is level with the iliac crest (top of hipbone). Try to keep your back comfortably straight while the measurement is taken.
Small fits torso length: 15.5″ – 18.5″
Medium fits torso length: 17.5″ – 20.5″
Large fits torso length: 19.5″ – 22.5″
As another point of reference, and a very general guideline, our sizes fit people of the following height ranges:
Small: under 5’7″
Medium: 5’7″ – 5’11”
Large: over 5’11”
If you are still not sure or in between sizes, it is generally best to size up.